Health, Safety & Environment

Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Exxon Orders Shale Stand-down Over Rash of Oilfield Worker Injuries

Exxon Mobil is actively working with contractors to improve safety at its operations after experiencing back-to-back worker injuries.

September 29, 2022

Health, Safety & Environment

9% of Oil, 6% of Gas Production Shut in as Hurricane Ian Slams Florida

Offshore Gulf of Mexico operators evacuate facilities as Category 4 Hurricane Ian makes landfall.

September 28, 2022

Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Leaks in Nord Stream Pipelines Very Serious, Highly Suspicious: Western Official

"It definitely looks highly suspicious, but I think we need to establish the facts and then attribute," an anonymous western official said of Russia's potential involvement in the recent Nord Stream pipeline leaks.

September 28, 2022

Crude Oil , Health, Safety & Environment

Oil Prices Stable as Soaring Dollar Offset by US Output Outages

Approximately 11% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico production has been shut-in due to Hurricane Ian.

September 28, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Technology

Reliability Offshore at Forefront of Interior’s Well Control Rules

While the new well control rules proposed by the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have a focus on offshore equipment reliability, some in the oil and gas industry deem the changes unneeded and pricey.

September 26, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Norway Oil Safety Regulator Warns of Threats from Unidentified Drones

"We would urge increased vigilance, a review of emergency preparedness measures and incident response and information sharing," Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority warned in a letter to operators about unidentified drones flying over Norwegian oil and gas platforms.

September 26, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Exxon Halts Activity at Texas Oilfield Site Following Worker Fatality

An employee of Axis Energy Services was killed in an accident at Exxon Mobil's East Texas oil drilling facility on Sept. 20.

September 26, 2022

Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Midstream

Australia Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos' $3.6 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Judge Mordecai Bromberg of Australia's Federal Court ruled that Santos did not properly consult with the Tiwi islanders, who would risk damage to sacred spiritual sites.

September 21, 2022

Crude Oil , Health, Safety & Environment

Oil Prices Up After Basra Spill, Set for Weekly Decline

Oil exports from Iraq's Basra terminal are being gradually resumed after a spill temporarily halted production.

September 16, 2022

Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment

US Seeks to Restore Safety Rules Sparked by Gulf Oil Spill

"We will continue to put the lives and livelihoods of workers first, as well as the protection of our waters and marine habitat," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said of the Biden administration's proposed offshore drilling legislation.

September 13, 2022